(WHAS11) -- "The Greatest," Muhammad Ali was honored Thursday night in New York City.
Ali was the guest of honor at the Annual Norman Mailer Center Benefit Gala. He was there for the first ever presentation of the Muhammad Ali ethic award, which is a prize for writing students.
Actor Alec Baldwin was serving as emcee and when Baldwin announced Ali, the audience started chanting his name.
Despite his frail health he stayed at the gala until the end of the night.